Wednesday, October 03, 2007

Canucks Claim Weaver

Is Mike Weaver this year's Nolan Baumgartner or Patrick Coulombe?

From Elliott Pap (Vancouver Sun):

Defenceman Nathan McIver's spot on the Canucks' 23-man roster didn't last even 24 hours. McIver was shipped to the Manitoba Moose Tuesday morning when general manager Dave Nonis opted to claim journeyman blueliner Mike Weaver off waivers.

Weaver, 29, is listed at 5-9 and 182 pounds and was plucked from the Pittsburgh Penguins, who were trying to dispatch him to their farm team. Weaver spent 2006-07 with the Los Angeles Kings and collected nine points in 39 appearances.

The Canucks are concerned that Alex Edler (hip flexor) might not be ready for Friday's opener against San Jose. Edler is scheduled to replace Sami Salo (broken wrist) alongside Mattias Ohlund. Nonis felt Weaver, with his experience, was an upgrade on McIver.
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